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General Census Report of La Bahia del Espiritu Santo, 
April 24, 1825.  
Household Nos. 36 through 48

Census which manifests the number of souls of the residents of this town, with expression of their occupations, status and ages.

The following is an exact copy of the data recorded for the April 24, 1825, census for the jurisdiction of La Bahia del Espiritu Santo.  It is included on this site because many of the residents are familiar names to Refugio County.  This information was originally published by 
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Families Names   Occupations Status Age
No. 36 Maria Manuela VASQUEZ   Wd 60
  Ursula GAMEZ   Wd 50
  Gertrudis GAMEZ   Sg 19
  Antonia MENDEZ   Md 29
  Felix MENDEZ Blacksmith Md 36
  Ignaciio MENDEZ   Sg 6
No. 37 Maria Tecala GUERRERO   Wd 60
  Santos SALAZAR Shoemaker Sg 29
  Christoval SALAZAR Farmer Sg 26
  Barbara SALAZAR   Sg 19
  Antonia SALAZAR   Sg 18
  Juan Lorenzo SALAZAR   Sg 16
  Prudencio SALAZAR   Sg 13
  Higinio SALAZAR   Sg 10
  Nazaria SALAZAR   Sg 9
No. 38 Soledad GARCIA   Wd 50
  Martin VILLARREAL   Sg 9
  Polonia GAMEZ   Sg 11
  Mauricio GAMEZ   Sg 9
No. 39 Domingo GAMEZ Farmer Wd 40
  Loreto GAMEZ Daylaborer Sg 18
  Cecilio GAMEZ   Sg 9
  Deciderio GAMEZ   Sg 1
No. 40 Maria Josefa CONTRERAS   Wd 70
  Jose NAJAR Shoemaker Sg 23
  Cecilio NAJAR Daylaborer Sg 19
  Maria Concepcion NAJAR   Sg 18
  Juan Maria NAJAR   Sg 13
No. 41 Nazario MANCHA Farmer Md 40
  Maria de Jesus GOMEZ   Md 38
  Miguela MANCHA   Md 15
  Maria del Carmen MANCHA   Md 13
  Feliciano MANCHA Daylaborer Sg 19
  Reymunda RODRIGUEZ   Wd 80
No. 42 Miguel SOTO Farmer Md 50
  Antonia GAMEZ   Md 36
  Sinforoso LIENDO Farmer Md 29
  Maria Gertrudis QUINTANILLA   Md 19
No. 44
Note: There was not a No. 43]
Jacinta NAVA   Wd 50
  Refugia LOPEZ   Wd 38
  Gorgonio LOPEZ   Sg 11
  Jose de Jesus LOPEZ   Sg 3
No. 45 Jose Antonio ARAUJO Farmer Md 39
  Maria Josefa URRUTIA   Md 19
  Maria Felipa ARAUJO   Sg 6
  Maria Dominguez ARAUJO   Sg 3
No. 46 Jose GUERRERO Farmer Md 48
  Maria Gertrudis ALANIS   Md 30
  Maria Guadalupe GUERRERO   Sg 11
  Juana Maria GUERRERO   Sg 9
  Maria Simona GUERRERO   Sg 5
  Juan Jose GUERRERO   Sg 4
  Ignacio de Jesus GUERRERO   Sg 3
No. 47 Jose GALAN Scribe Md 38
  Regina REYNICA   Md 27
  Norberto GALAN   Sg 9
  Luis GALAN   Sg 3
No. 48 Juan PEREZ Daylaborer Md 40
  Mariana FLORES   Md 30
  Refugia PEREZ   Sg 11
  Jesus PEREZ   Sg 13
  Maria Carmel PEREZ   Sg 9
  Encarnacion PEREZ   Sg 6


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